This trip was such a perfect way to build and cement relationships with US colleagues and showcase the work of our fantastic roster of authors. The MM Agency is known for titles that create a buzz in the film and TV industry and the great reception I received from producers in L.A. demonstrates that we are firmly on the radar of production companies who are seeking titles with commercial appeal and great characters that get people talking.
Our status within the international drama marketplace is set to grow even further as shows produced from our books begin to be aired later this year. We are eagerly anticipating the release of The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor and The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal, both due out on Paramount+ in the UK in the autumn. We are also so excited about the sweeping family drama Black Cake, based on the NYT bestselling novel by Charmaine Wilkerson which finished filming in Bristol, California and Jamaica earlier this year and will be broadcast on Hulu in the US and Disney+ in the UK, also in the autumn (strikes permitting). There are several other projects that are in the later stages of production: an independent feature film based on Nuala Ellwood’s My Sister’s Bones starring Jenny Seagrove, Anna Friel and Ben Miles is currently in post-production and out to distribution partners and we expect Nikki May’s Wahala, adapted by BAFTA winning screenwriter Theresa Ikoko for the BBC, to start filming towards the beginning of next year.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have many more exciting projects in development including: The Push by Ashley Audrain, The Maid by Nita Prose, The List by Yomi Adegoke, Alias Emma by Ava Glass and over 40 further books set up at production companies in the US, UK and Canada.
Keep an eye on our website and Twitter feeds for more film and TV news and the release dates for our upcoming shows!